Cllr Sheehan

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The ruins of Cork city centre after the burning of the city by British forces in 1920. Photograph: FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

A new exhibition on the burning of Cork by British forces in 1920 will help people understand why so many people were prepared to fight and die for an(...)

Cork Lord Mayor John Sheehan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr John Sheehan has appealed to all descendants of councillors elected to the 1920 Cork Corporation to contact Cork City Cou(...)

A meeting of Dáil Éireann  in August 1921,  shortly after the truce that brought the War of Independence to an end. Photograph: National Library of Ireland

Events to mark the War of Independence this year will be “Cork’s 1916”, the city’s Lord Mayor has said. Cllr John Sheehan said Cork people “feel own(...)

Cork retailers celebrate their win at the Retail Excellence Awards.

The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr John Sheehan has paid tribute to the city’s traders for their work in developing a customers charter which has helped the(...)

Mary Elmes’s son Patrick Danjou with Charlotte Berger-Greneche and Georges Koltein, who, as children, were rescued from deportation to Auschwitz, at the unveiling of a plazue in memory of Mary Elmes. Photograph: Brian Lougheed

“It’s better to build bridges than walls” said French man Patrick Danjou as he watched the Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr John Sheehan officially name the ci(...)